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The coronavirus pandemic has spread rapidly across California. Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

Here's what we know: 

Cases are increasing.

Records have been shattered in recent days with 25 counties failing to meet the governor's standard for containing new cases. 

Hospitalizations are creeping up.

Patient counts are climbing in 15 counties, threatening a goal of the stay-at-home policies. 

Testing has increased.

Over the last seven days, about 103,000 tests have been conducted per day, exceeding the governor’s goal. 

The reopening is rolling back.

With cases increasing, some areas have have returned to stricter lockdowns and masks are required across the state. 

The highest toll is among seniors.

Roughly 78% of the dead were 65 or older. At least 3,086 were living at a nursing home. 

In addition, among most age groups, and especially younger people, Black people and Latinos are dying more often than other races relative to their share of the population. 

See the latest maps and charts on the spread of COVID-19 in California, including cases, deaths, closures and restriction👇 

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